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Please join us for the Knowledge to Action: Connecting Climate Science and Resource Management workshop, at the University of Arizona on March 3-4, 2011 in Tucson, AZ. This small, highly interactive workshop, consisting of both information sharing and collaborative discussion, is aimed at understanding and improving the interactions and connections between climate science and resource management.
Part of the NOAA-funded Knowledge to Action: An Assessment of the Transfer of Climate Science to Decision-Making project, this workshop will present findings about successes and challenges of science-management collaborations based upon in-depth research and interviews with scientific researchers and water managers in three study cities, Seattle, Denver, and Tucson. The primary goal of the workshop is to share and build upon the results of this project to develop a better understanding of the ways that climate science is effectively integrated into management both within and beyond the water sector.
We are only inviting a limited number of people so we can accomplish our goal of both “ground-truthing” our project results via feedback from workshop participants, and exploring together the processes and approached where by scientific information is incorporated into management practices. Participants will include individuals from water utilities and in other management positions with experience assessing the impacts of climate variability and climate change on water systems and university scientists working with decision makers to make their research relevant and applicable to resource management. By bringing both academic scientists and decision makers together to discuss the challenges and approaches to resource management that incorporate climate science, our primary goal of this workshop is to build on our project results and co-develop a set of guidelines and recommendations that may be useful to other academic scientists and resource managers.
Your participation in the workshop will provide valuable perspectives and expertise as we work to make the results of this research applicable to a wide audience of researchers and decision-makers working at the science-management interface. The results of the project research and insights from workshop discussions will be used to create a comprehensive handbook for effective integration of climate science and resource management.
Workshop Activities Include:
- Presentations and examples from researchers and resource managers on the translation of scientific information for use in resource planning.
- Group discussions regarding successful techniques and remaining challenges in science-management collaborations, as well as new methods to overcome such barriers.
- Identification and exploration of “best practices” for effective and productive engagements of climate science and resource management.
To RSVP (there are no registration fees) please email Jennifer Rice firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 28, 2011.
More details and a workshop agenda will be provided to all participants in January 2011.